On April 3rd, seven-time Olympic medalist and two-time Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard will set out on her very first book tour after the launch of her memoir, “In the Water They Can’t See You Cry.”
This book delves into not only Beard’s triumphs in the pool, but also her past struggles out of the water. The book gives an in-depth [and very real, no matter how ugly it is] look into her successes and her failures, her accomplishments and her vices, and her journey to multiple Olympics starting at age 14. As you’ll read, Beard has battled her inner demons over the years, fighting an eating disorder, depression and self infliction, as well as struggling with drugs and alcohol. Despite her rocky journey, Beard’s resilience and spirit has carried her through and made her the strong person she is today. After learning her lessons the hard way, Beard now strives to be a role model for women of all ages and has written this book solely to inspire others.
cover-amanda-beard1-199x300Beginning with the book debut on April 3, Beard will be making appearances in cities such as NYC, Long Island, Tucson and Los Angeles through April 13. She will grace the stages of top national TV talk shows, including, but not limited to:
- The Today Show: April 4
- Dr. Phil: April 4
- CNN “Starting Point:” April 5
- Access Hollywood: April 12
As Beard’s book is predicted to become a New York Times Best-Seller (we are keeping our fingers crossed!), Barnes & Nobles has agreed to include it in its line up of recommended Mother’s Day reads! This means that Beard’s book will have a prime spot in all Barnes & Nobles stores across the country – make sure you are on the lookout.
As you can see, our athletes are doing amazing things outside of training for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. If you are interested in having one of our athletes represent your brand or company for an upcoming event, speaking engagement or campaign, PMG Sports can help coordinate.
Contact us to book Amanda, obtain an interview surrounding her book launch or for more information on PMG Sports’ other athletes. And starting April 3rd, be sure to pick up a copy of “In The Water They Can’t See You Cry.” It will inspire you beyond belief, we promise. Also check back to our Twitter, Facebook and blog often for more updates on show appearances and book signings. Beard might just be in a city near you!